UNICEF says repeated school closures affecting 434 million children, with many learning less than pre-pandemic levels.
Abdulla Shahid defeats ex-Afghan Zalmai Rassoul in 143-48 vote by secret ballot, with two of 193 members not voting.
Indian Ocean island nation recorded single-day rise of 1,500 cases on Tuesday, compared with less than 100 a month ago.
Three of the four suspects allegedly behind the explosion that critically wounded the former president are in custody.
Motives remain unclear but theories point to religious ‘extremists’ or political rivals involved in corruption scandal.
Family of ex-president and current speaker say doctors ‘very happy’ with his recovery after life-saving surgery.
No arrests so far but police seek four people who were noticed ‘due to suspicious behaviour at crime scene’.
Hospital says Nasheed in intensive care after ‘life-saving surgery’ on injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs.
Ex-president and current Maldives parliament speaker was being treated for shrapnel wounds and now in stable condition.
As outcry about Sri Lanka cremation rule grows, Maldives says it’s considering request to bury Muslims who die of COVID.
Maldives introduces one of the most open border policies in the world as COVID-19 devastates lucrative tourism sector.
Criminal Court charged Adeeb with embezzlement, money laundering and misuse of gov’t authority among other offences.
British-Lebanese lawyer said she is delighted to represent the Rohingya before the International Court of Justice.
69 mostly ruling party lawmakers voted to impeach chief justice and the judge, but opposition is against the dismissal.